Monday, September 14, 2009

Playing Favorites

These kinds of stories make me crazy.  I heard from a Mom who worked tirelessly with the school administrators to keep her twins together in first grade.  She had meeting after meeting after meeting.  She presented research, letters from experts, etc.

Today she learned the PTA president's twins were kept together in first grade just because the PTA president asked for it.

Yes, I realize that people with connections get what they want.  I'm not new to how the system works.

I just think it's completely unfair and needs to be changed.

This is the kind of story that keeps me working on the Twins Law initiative.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Mutiples in School Poll has an interesting e-newsletter about Twins and Multiples.  One of the polls on the site asks parents the big question:  How will your twins or other multiples be placed in school this year?

Interestingly, 40% of the 1,500+ parents who responded said they chose to keep their multiples together.  Only 17% chose to separate their multiples.

What does this mean for us?  Well, it's not a scientific poll, but it does show that, when given the choice, parents want to keep their multiples together.  Our mission is to make sure parents have the choice. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Thank you to everyone who sent email to your elected officials. Please remember to copy as many members of the Education Committee as possible. All the information is in a previous post.

You are all very important in our campaign. Thank you!